CLT MTB

CLT MTB CAMP is open to competent riders age *9 -12 years old. All participants are required to be able to ride their bike, use the brakes, shift the gears and have some experience riding trails. Riders should be on a mountain bike with 24” wheels or larger to ensure their ability to enjoy the rough terrain of mountain bike trails and maintain a speed comfortable for the entire group. Each camp session will be limited to 12 riders and will be supported by 3 staff members. Well, okay 2.5 staff members, as one of those is my 10 year old daughter, Matilda.
*Younger riders (8yrs old) may be considered, based on ability and experience. Face it, we’ve all seen some 8 year olds who can shred.

We will meet daily from 7:30am - 6:00pm on weekdays in June, July & August at a Charlotte-area park with access to mountain bike trails, covered picnic area, bathrooms, and playground. A complete schedule of our 6 scheduled camp sessions can be seen below.

CLT MTB CAMP focuses on teaching and reinforcing the proper techniques of riding mountain bikes using BICP teaching fundamentals to create a program that is suitable for young riders. We will also have a lot of fun off-bike enjoying a range of other age-appropriate activities!

Progression
A total of 15 skills and techniques will be instructed each week. Daily instruction will review the previous days to create a strong foundation and build upon that foundation to develop a well-rounded rider with the fundamentals necessary to become an accomplished mountain biker.

Safety
At CLT MTB CAMPS, our top priority is the safety of our young riders. We focus a good bit of time each session making sure that our riders stay safe. This includes encouraging them to not take big risks on the trail, keeping both wheels on the ground as much as possible, staying on the trail at all times while riding, and staying on the lookout for hazards that could cause injury. Additionally, CLT MTB riders will be asked to choose a partner they stick with on the trail, never be alone anywhere at the park, always be close to a CLT MTB staff member, and we will always be in constant contact with each other on the trail using GMRS Walkie-Talkies distributed to each pair at the beginning of each day.

Bike Transport & Storage
CLT MTB can store and transport a camper’s bike throughout the week to alleviate the need for you to bring your rider’s bike back and forth to camp every day of the week. We have a 16’ enclosed, locked box trailer that we bring to every camp day that we will also use to secure our gear, bikes, extra clothing, etc. when it is not in use. Simply bring your rider and bike on Monday, and we’ll take care of the bike until Friday pickup. This service is offered as a courtesy and is NOT required.

Rain or Shine
CLT MTB CAMPS will be held rain or shine and registration fees will not be refunded due to rain. Each park has large parking lot areas where we can work on drills and skills if trails are too wet to ride (and if the parking lot isn’t too slippery). Each park venue features covered picnic shelters which will allow us a place to get out of the rain. Rainouts will also call us to expand the time we cover bike maintenance and trailside repairs, off-bike instruction, calisthenics, and other things related to mountain biking and what mountain bikers do when it rains and you can’t ride on the trails. Yes, Matilda wrote most of that.

Additional Skills & Instruction
In addition to the on-bike skills and instruction which will be the main focus of CLT MTB CAMP, we will also cover the following topics each week in the effort to teach our young riders how to be more well-rounded athletes and responsible human beings.

Trail Stewardship
Outdoorsmanship
Bike Maintenance
Trailside Repairs
Nutrition & Hydration
Basic Trailside First Aid
Balance (Slackline, balance beam)
Physical Fitness (Basic Calisthenics)

  • 213-999-6173

  • shawn@cltmtb.com
  • North Mecklenburg Park
    16131 Old Statesville Rd
    Huntersville NC 28078

Schedule

Session Name Week Of Start End Earliest Dropoff Latest Pickup Cost Ages Grades Gender Facility Facility Address City , State , Zip Provider Phone Email Website Partial Week Days Full Day Combo Extended care/week Registration Opens Sub-Category Cost Note Special Notes
Mountain Biking at North Meck Park 08/06/2018 08.00 AM 05.00 PM 07.30 AM 06.00 PM $320 9 - 12  - Coed North Mecklenburg Park 16131 Old Statesville Rd Huntersville , NC 28078 213-999-6173 shawn@cltmtb.com Visit website 4/20/2018 Other Sports 15% Sibling Discount
Mountain Biking at North Meck Park 07/09/2018 08.00 AM 05.00 PM 07.30 AM 06.00 PM $320 9 - 12  - Coed North Mecklenburg Park 16131 Old Statesville Rd Huntersville , NC 28078 213-999-6173 shawn@cltmtb.com Visit website 4/20/2018 Other Sports 15% Sibling Discount
Mountain Biking at North Meck Park 06/25/2018 08.00 AM 05.00 PM 07.30 AM 06.00 PM $320 9 - 12  - Coed North Mecklenburg Park 16131 Old Statesville Rd Huntersville , NC 28078 213-999-6173 shawn@cltmtb.com Visit website 4/20/2018 Other Sports 15% Sibling Discount
Mountain Biking at Beatty Park 08/20/2018 08.00 AM 05.00 PM 07.30 AM 06.00 PM $320 9 - 12  - Coed Colonel Francis Beatty Park 4330 Weddington Road Matthews , NC 28105 213-999-6173 shawn@cltmtb.com Visit website 4/20/2018 Other Sports 15% Sibling Discount
Mountain Biking at Beatty Park 07/23/2018 08.00 AM 05.00 PM 07.30 AM 06.00 PM $320 9 - 12  - Coed Colonel Francis Beatty Park 4330 Weddington Road Matthews , NC 28105 213-999-6173 shawn@cltmtb.com Visit website 4/20/2018 Other Sports 15% Sibling Discount
Mountain Biking at Beatty Park 06/11/2018 08.00 AM 05.00 PM 07.30 AM 06.00 PM $320 9 - 12  - Coed Colonel Francis Beatty Park 4330 Weddington Road Matthews , NC 28105 213-999-6173 shawn@cltmtb.com Visit website 4/20/2018 Other Sports 15% Sibling Discount